Laser cut acrylic globe

Moveable acrylic globe

Create a moveable globe as design element or fancy detail for other applications. Below are instructions and template download for your laser.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 1/4 sheet of TroGlass Metallic in bright silver

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360 flexx
  • 100 Watt with 1.5" lens
  • Vaccuum table with acrylic cutting grid

For this sample you only can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Important:

  • To keep the kerf as small as possible, we used the 1.5" lens instead of a 2" lens
  • Material thickness can vary slightly. Therefore please measure the thickness and adapt the recess if necessary.

Step by Step

Step 1: Importing the design

Import our graphic and then add your design to the base plate or the outer ring.
Send the job to the laser using the below settings.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour Optimised geometries, inner geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Laser cutting

Define the necessary parameters, which will vary depending on your laser machine and its available laser power.

Laser Parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 40 0.2 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

Info:

We used the standard TroGlass parameters optimised for quality.


Step 3: Assembly

To assemble the globe, start with the ring that has four outside notches (1) and put it carefully into the ring with the two inner and two outer notches (2). Then put the ball into the ring that has two long connectors (3). Next, put one of the two small rings (4) onto the outer ring (5). Then you insert the preassembled globe into the holder and fix it on the opposite side using the second ring (4). Finally, insert the globe into the stand (6).


Downloads

Download template


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